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Gabrielites shine at SANFEST 2019

We are winners!

Congratulations are extended to St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC for their sterling performance in the NGC SANFEST Competition 2019. Among the many primary schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago, St Gabriel’s has proven to be the best. The prize-giving ceremony was held on November 14 to honour the schools that excelled in the various categories of the competition.

The hardworking and dedicated principal, Carlene Voisin together with the teaching, co-curricular and extra-curricular support staff, parents and stakeholders, worked seamlessly together and as a consequence St Gabriel’s rose to be the Best Overall School in the renowned festival that has been in existence for the past 49 years.

The results are as follows:

Best Dramatised Speech

—Dabria Baptiste

Best Public Speaker

—Mc Kenzie Reese Mahabir

Best Verse Speaker

— Zahara George

Best Monologist—Tishan Siu

Best Choral Speaking Choir (Trained by Dixie-Ann Creese-Lee)

Best Classical/Religious Choir (Trained by Bernadette Roberts)

Best National Choir (Trained by Bernadette Roberts)

Best Steelpan Ensemble —2nd (Trained by Darren Sheppard)

Best Local Folk Interpretative Solo —Seanique Alexander

Best Modern Dance Duet—Seanique Alexander

Best Modern Dance Duet—Pu Jin Assiu

Best Female Dancer— Seanique Alexander

Best Dance School (Trained by Denecia Smith Braithwaite)

Best Drama School (Trained by Winnifred Asson)

Best Posse of Pan

With such resounding achievements, this school stands proud in ensuring that the innate creativity of every child is manifested. So, too, in the pursuit of encouraging the development in the students, the academic ability in each student is sure to take a rocket leap in striving for excellence and further developing the holistic child.

Their Annual Achievement Day function was held the day prior to the SANFEST Prize-giving Ceremony to honour the students who excelled in academics as well as areas which included Sport, Visual and Performing Arts, Essay Writing and Civics.

St Gabriel’s continues to encourage the development of well-rounded students and those who are on the threshold of achieving their dreams. This was underscored in the school’s 2019 Achievement Day theme Follow Your Dreams, They Know The Way.

The principal reaffirmed in her message on Achievement Day, the importance of Catholic education to the development of these young citizens of our country. Each child proudly acclaimed “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, for I am seated in Christ at God’s right hand.’

—Dixie-Ann Creese-Lee, Head of Department, St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC